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George Hilder Jacobs

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George Hilder Jacobs (1876-1939)

1881 Living at 19 Spital Street, Guildford: George J. Jacobs (age 35 born Guildford), Coach Builder Employing 30 Men and 1 Boy. With his wife Alice Jacobs (age 28 born Woking) and three children; George H. Jacobs (age 3 born Guildford); Alice M. Jacobs (age 1 born Guildford); Margaret F. Jacobs (age ? months born Guildford).[1]

1911 Living at 200 High Street, Pendinas, Guildford: George Jacobs (age 33 born Guildford), Motor Carriage Builder - Employer. With his wife Henrietta Jacobs (age 34 born Brockley. One other.[2]


1938/39 Obituary [3]

George Hilder Jacobs was born in 1876, and obtained his technical education at the Westminster Technical Institute and the Regent Street Polytechnic.

He was apprenticed with the carriage-building firm of May and Jacobs, Guildford, of which he became Manager and subsequently Partner.

On the formation of a Limited Company he was appointed Managing Director.

He died on 29th January, 1939, at the age of 62.

He was elected an Associate Member in 1912.


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